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Sea Cloud Cruises To Launch Sailing With George Washington’s Mount Vernon Expert

Sea Cloud II to host George Washington's Mount Vernon expert
Sea Cloud II to host George Washington’s Mount Vernon expert [Image Sea Cloud Cruises – International on Facebook]

 

Sea Cloud Cruises has announced an exciting and historic cruise in 2025, relating to George Washington’s travels to the Lesser Antilles and Barbados. The Barbados to St. Maarten sailing will be hosted by Rear Adm. Peter Cressy, director of executive leadership programs at the George Washington Leadership Institute. Meanwhile, the sailing on Sea Cloud II is set for February 18 to 25, 2025,

Historic cruise on Sea Cloud II

Speaking of the historic cruise, Cressy said:

President Washington sailed the Caribbean with his older brother and drafted a detailed diary of his only explorations outside what would be become the United States of America.

Speaking on board the Sea Cloud II will bring this history to life in an unrivaled setting and create lasting memories for all.

Meanwhile, Cressy, who served in the US Navy in the Caribbean during the Cold War will lead discussions. Moreover, he will present a lecture on “Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Churchill: A Strategic Approach to Leading in Times of Crisis.”

Rum from George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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[Image Sea Cloud Cruises – International on Facebook]
Cressy is also a long-term CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council and will lead a tasting of Mount Vernon’s rum from the estate distillery.

Meanwhile, Mirell Reyes, President of Sea Cloud Cruises North America said of the cruise:

History and perseverance permeate throughout the Sea Cloud Cruises fleet and collaborations with aligned institutions like Mount Vernon further elevate our authentic sailing experience.

What is the itinerary on board Sea Cloud II?

Sea Cloud II to host George Washington's Mount Vernon expert
[Image Sea Cloud Cruises – International on Facebook]
The Lesser Antilles and Grenadines itinerary on Sea Cloud II will call at several Caribbean destinations, along with a full day’s sail, as follows:

  • Port Elizabeth, Bequia
  • Chatham Bay, Union Island
  • Soufriere, St. Lucia
  • Cabrits, Dominica
  • Gustavia, St. Barthélemy

About Rear Adm. Peter Cressy

Cressy spent 28 years in the US Navy in a variety of command and senior staff positions. Moreover, he has spent eight years as a college president, university chancellor and professor of management. Moreover, he has spent 17 years as the President/CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council and has spent eight years as the director of executive leadership programs at the George Washington Leadership Institute.

About Sea Cloud II

On deck
On deck [Image Sea Cloud Cruises – International on Facebook]
According to the Sea Cloud Cruises website, Sea Cloud II has its own unique personality and combines the “amenities of a modern cruise ship with the unique atmosphere of a romantic tall ship.”

The elegant square-sailing boat was built in 2001 and is recognizable as the younger sister of Sea Cloud. However, despite this resemblance, the ship has its own personality and spoils its guests with modern travel comfort. Meanwhile, Sea Cloud II welcomes up to 94 passengers and offers the lifestyle of a luxurious private yacht.

As for public spaces, the ship has four spacious decks, a lounge, a library, a gym, and a massage and beauty salon.

Read more about Sea Cloud II on the cruise line’s website here.

 

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